Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry, 4th Edition

Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Game Birds
Author: Glenn Drowns
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427686
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 464
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Whether you’re running a farm or interested in keeping a few backyard birds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry covers everything you need to know to successfully raise your own chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and more. Stressing humane practices throughout, Glenn Drowns provides expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, behavior, breeding, health care, and processing your own meat and eggs. With tips on raising specialty species like doves, ostriches, and peafowl, you’ll be inspired to experiment with new breeds and add diversity to your poultry operation.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans
Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612128432
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

Raising Poultry the Modern Way

Author: Leonard S. Mercia,Eileen Powell
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9780882665771
Category: Poultry
Page: 234
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Covers stock selection, feeding, brooding, rearing, disease prevention, butchering.

The How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised
Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610586778
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 158017325X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 341
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Expert advice on selecting breeds, caring for chicks, producing eggs, raising broilers, feeding, troubleshooting, and much more.

Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks

Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612120148
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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Gail Damerow shows you how to incubate, hatch, and brood baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a variety of common birth defects. Whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred, you’ll find all the information you need to make your poultry-raising operation a success.

Rearing Game Birds and Gamekeeping

Management Techniques for Pheasant and Partridge
Author: Beth Williams
Publisher: Quiller Press
ISBN: 9781846891441
Category: Pets
Page: 224
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A comprehensive guide on how to raise pheasants and red-leg partridges Choosing the breeding stock, incubating the eggs, rearing the chicks to release, and nurturing the game through the start of the shooting season A hands-on, practical, step-by-step guide that draws on a wide range of accepted best practice Advice on rearing game in a low-cost and efficient manner, without compromising quality and ensuring the welfare of the birds

Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, 2nd Edition

Breeds, Care, Health
Author: Dave Holderread
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426922
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 336
View: 1887

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With in-depth information on feeding, housing, behavior, and health care, this comprehensive guide also provides proven strategies for creating a profitable business plan and marketing your products. Whether you’re about to acquire your first ducks or are interested in experimenting with rare breeds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks will help you achieve your duck-raising goals.

Humane and Healthy Poultry Production

A Manual for Organic Growers
Author: Karma Glos
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583580
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 128
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Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on: Organic poultry basics Establishing the facilities (housing and equipment, choosing and using litter, outdoor access, brooding, grazing and pasturing) Purchasing and brooding chicks Organic feed and supplements Poultry health care in the organic system Management challenges (production and culling, spotted shells, yolk color) Slaughter and Processing Marketing Production expectations and economic viability

Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 4th Edition

Health, Handling, Breeding
Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1635860393
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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Whether a farmer is raising one cow or a herd, Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is the most reliable reference for ensuring a successful, healthy cattle operation. In this fully updated, full-color fourth edition, long-time cattle rancher and author Heather Smith Thomas explains every aspect of bovine behavior and provides expert guidance on breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, pasture, and health care. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals, there is also advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for selling beef.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592579860
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 190
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Covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether in an urban, suburban or country setting, including descriptions of the most popular breeds, how to best feed and water the birds and how to sell eggs. Original.


Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit
Author: Cherie Langlois
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484796
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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Written by hobby farmer Cherie Langlois from Washington state, Ducks is a fantastic overview of these entertaining and adaptable waterfowl. The author begins by asking “What do these water-crazy birds have that make them as much an asset to farms as landlubbing poultry?” She provides many answers that defend the virtues and versatility of ducks and argues that the duck is superior to the ubiquitous chicken in many ways. As a zoologist, Langlois has a gift for elucidating the details of the waterfowl’s anatomy, traits and behavior, all revealed in the first chapter “Meet the Duck.” She proceeds by leading readers through the process of choosing the right ducks for their hobby farm, considering the various domestic breeds (from bantams to heavyweights) as well as the sex of the birds and number of birds/breeds ideal for beginning a hobby-farm flock. The book offers advice on housing these very adaptable birds that thrive in various climates and regions throughout the world: space requirements, ventilation, flooring, feeders, and fencing. Naturally, ducks need water to thrive in the form of an existing lake, a manmade pond or simple duck pools, all discussed in the housing chapter. “The Duck Diet” chapter discusses the nutritional needs of the flock and various feeding options farmers and ranchers can consider. Seasoned duck aficionados interested in getting into the business of ducklings will find much information in the breeding chapter, which catalogs methods for hatching, incubators, mama duck and baby care, and more. The health of livestock is always a major consideration for the hobby farmer, and the chapter “Flock Health and Handling” offers a mini course in disease prevention, proper hygiene, recognizing symptoms of illnesses, and dealing with common maladies. The advantages of duck farming—the superior quality of duck eggs, down, and meat--are the focal point of the final chapter “Harvesting the Rewards,” likely the first chapter the dubious duck farmer will read prior to taking the dive into ducks. The book concludes with appendices of endangered duck breeds and duck diseases, resources, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.

Guinea Fowl

The Complete Owners Guide
Author: Adrian Marks
Publisher: Karm Publishing
ISBN: 9781910915080
Category: Guineafowl
Page: 206
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Whether known as Guinea hens, Guinea bird or Guinea fowl, this in-depth guide will take you STEP BY STEP, through all aspects of keeping Guinea Fowl. Clearly written and easy to read. Covering both wild and domestic Guinea Fowl. Every aspect from, what is a Guinea Fowl? The history, to how to breed and raise Guinea fowl? Breeds including; Helmeted, Vulturine, Crested, Black and White Breasted. Facts and information about keeping Guinea Fowl, including; raising Guineas as pets, breeds, housing, diet, feed, breeding, Keets, incubation, hatching eggs, diseases, predators, problems, benefits, habits, behaviour, history. Generally understanding and caring for Guinea Fowl, and much more PLEASE NOTE: The kindle version may appear to have more pages than the book. It is the same content, but the formatting for the kindle has to follow a similar format to a single column Word document. The original document in Word format, was over 60,000 words. The printed book version has been created using desktop publishing software which allows this content to be condensed into 2 columns of just over 200 pages. This offers excellent value for money. Also please note, the e-book version has click-able chapter and section links, allowing you to navigate from the Table of contents to a section and back again. Also contained are many click-able website and resource links. In addition, you will find lots of colour photos to clearly illustrate the breed. By the time you finish this book you will be fully equipped with the knowledge you need to be the best Guinea Fowl owner you can be.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425616
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.

Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats, 2nd Edition

Managing, Breeding, Marketing
Author: Maggie Sayer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603422390
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 344
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Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.

Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock

Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas
Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426787
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 453
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Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.

The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition

A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428585
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 496
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Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment. You’ll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe.


A Kitchen Education
Author: James Peterson
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607744538
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
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Award-winning author James Peterson is renowned for his instructive, encyclopedic cookbooks—each one a master course in the fundamentals of cooking. Like well-honed knives, his books are indispensable tools for any kitchen enthusiast, from the novice home cook, to the aspiring chef, to the seasoned professional. Meat: A Kitchen Education is Peterson’s guide for carnivores, with more than 175 recipes and 550 photographs that offer a full range of meat and poultry cuts and preparation techniques, presented with Peterson’s unassuming yet authoritative style. Instruction begins with an informative summary of meat cooking methods: sautéing, broiling, roasting, braising, poaching, frying, stir-frying, grilling, smoking, and barbecuing. Then, chapter by chapter, Peterson demonstrates classic preparations for every type of meat available from the butcher: chicken, turkey, duck, quail, pheasant, squab, goose, guinea hen, rabbit, hare, venison, pork, beef, veal, lamb, and goat. Along the way, he shares his secrets for perfect pan sauces, gravies, and jus. Peterson completes the book with a selection of homemade sausages, pâtés, terrines, and broths that are the base of so many dishes. His trademark step-by-step photographs provide incomparable visual guidance for working with the complex structure and musculature of meats and illustrate all the basic prep techniques—from trussing a whole chicken to breaking down a whole lamb. Whether you’re planning a quick turkey cutlet dinner, Sunday pot roast supper, casual hamburger cookout, or holiday prime rib feast, you’ll find it in Meat along with: Roast Chicken with Ricotta and Sage; Coq au Vin; Duck Confit and Warm Lentil Salad; Long-Braised Rabbit Stew; Baby Back Ribs with Hoisin and Brown Sugar; Sauerbraten; Hanger Steak with Mushrooms and Red Wine; Oxtail Stew with Grapes; Osso Buco with Fennel and Leeks; Veal Kidneys with Juniper Sauce; Lamb Tagine with Raisins, Almonds, and Saffron; Terrine of Foie Gras; and more. No matter the level of your culinary skills or your degree of kitchen confidence, the recipes and guidance in Meat will help you create scores of satisfying meals to delight your family and friends. This comprehensive volume will inspire you to fire up the stove, oven, or grill and master the art of cooking meat. Winner – 2011 James Beard Cookbook Award – Single Subject Category

My Ántonia

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611483X
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Splendid early novel (1918) evokes the Nebraska prairie life of the author's childhood, and touchingly commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers who settled the land.

Practical Pheasant Rearing

Raising Pheasants
Author: Richard John Lloyd Price
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781536992199
Page: 198
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This special re-print edition of Richard John Lloyd Price's book "Pheasant Rearing" is a treasury of information on the keeping of various types of pheasants. Written in 1888, this classic text contains well over 150 pages of practical information about Pheasants and how to breed and care for them. Chapters include The General History of the Pheasant, The Barn Door Hens, The Eggs and the Appliances Necessary to Hatch Them, Hatching Out The Eggs, The Incubator, The Rearing Field, Protection From Vermin, Moving of the Coops, Preparation of Feed For Pheasants, The Diseases of Pheasants, Proper Food For Old Birds, Misc. Remarks and A Few Words on Raising Turkeys. Also included is an interesting section on Grouse Hunting. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.